Our charming boys, Wallpaper. will be playing live at this year’s Treasure Island Festival in San francisco. Also playing are LCD Soundsystem, Belle & Sebastian, Deadmau5, Miike Snow, Four Tet, The National, Broken Social Scene and many more. Get more info about Treasure Island Festival here
Imagine you’re chatting up a head-to-toe hottie at a show. She’s a bit bored but not enough to flee the scene, so you stay the course. You talk about your dreams, she’s interested, she admires your passion, she buys you a drink, she says “cool” when you ask for her number. Feeling yourself you decide to ditch the playbook and invite her over for a dip in the pool (you’ll have to imagine actually having a pool too). The next day, she’s at your door with a bikini that won’t quit, a case of beer, food to bbq, and a posse of equally foxy friends who came to play water volleyball!
Put yourself in that place. Are you there?
What you’re feeling is 10,000 times better than watching this video, but the scenarios are similar: a great song gets better with a brand new outfit and a little help from some friends. – yourstru.ly
with/ OONA, DJ Morale The Independent
Fri, May 7, 2010
Doors: 8:30 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
Boxed in by layers of percussive funk, dark synthesizer blurt and crushing bass, Eric Frederic lost himself inside of Ricky Reed, the character he’d long ago conceived as Wallpaper.’s frontman. He gave in to Ricky’s rampant narcissism, love for party and supreme indifference, and as a result, discovered the guiding duality behind Doodoo Face, the album: There’s sadness inside all that celebration. A little madness too.
But one needn’t know any of this to “get” Wallpaper. Just as it thrives under scrutiny, Doodoo Face bangs at face value, and the record’s title is a reference to that: a contorted expression inspired by discovering something unbelievably funky. From the cavernous thump and honking sax of opener “Indecent” to the warped hyphy of “ddd” to “Doodoo Face” itself, this is dark, nasty, load-bearing booty funk of the Oakland house party variety. It’s the part of Wallpaper. that Frederic and his flashier alter ego almost see eye-to-eye on. Is it satire? Sincerity? Something in between? Doodoo Face invites you to decide. – theindependentsf.com
If you’re waiting for the right season to crush out on someone, pop culture likes to lead young hearts into spring with songs fit for falling in love. Brooklyn’s Donwill and SF’s Wallpaper. and the Park got down for the remix of “Love Junkie.” The lyrics are kinda funny–about being addicted to someone you haven’t met–but hey, I guess in the Internet age anything can happen.
You can hear the original track on Donwill’s MySpace. Personally, I prefer the new remix, though, which has a high pop energy that puts you back in that junior high crush junkie frame of mind. (Plus, the new version, recorded locally at Different Fur Studios, has more of a King of Pop sound–which isn’t surprising, given Wallpaper.’s obsession with all things Michael Jackson.)
In other Wallpaper. news, the duo is taking its multi-media extravaganza to a bigger stage the next time they play in SF. Look for a show on Friday, May 7, at the Independent. If you want to see the group’s songwriting mastermind a little sooner, Eric Frederic will be performing with the Park, OG Bay Area funk and soul man Darondo, and lots of other guests at the Park’s live mixtape series at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley this Friday, April 3.
Shon Sullivan and his bandmates have recently finished work on material for a new record, which the band hopes to release sometime this year. After some time away from live shows to focus on the recording, Goldenboy is eager to get back on the road and play shows for fans. They have two LA dates this April:
April 9th – 14 Below in Santa Monica, CA w/ Gavin Castleton – Doors 8pm, Show 10pm. $7
April 12 – The Echo w/ Walking Sleep (formerly The Flying Tourbillion Orchestra) – Doors 8:30 pm, Show 9pm, Free Show
BiancaRocksOut: Getting my Glitter Back SXSW10 Edition
The week started with getting off the plane and running to the tumblr party… from there, everything was a crazy awesome blur. Lindsay welcomed me and giant pale Dutch Justin made a great partner in crime.
I love SXSW because most of my friends are in the same place at the same time (both internet and music) and I run around and adventure with them.
There were some other bands I caught and other people I partied with, and didn’t get video of because my phone and camera were dead half the time. But I still love you guys.
Music: Wallpaper- I Got Soul, I’m So Wasted (appropriate for my SXSW on so many levels)
Hey folks, here’s the good word for March as you may have read in our newsletter… If your not signed up, read on… then sign up and stay in the loop.
Wallpaper. will be making five, count ‘em, 5! SXSW appearances this year. Among the other gigs, they will be part of the Bay Area Takeover show at the Beauty Bar on March 18, playing with a slew of notable Bay Area bands from all styles and flavors. Click that link above for a long list of the bands that will be there, bringing their Bay Area spirit to the streets of Austin.
After SXSW, they’ll be back in California, playing at The Casbah in San Diego on March 21, then at The Echo in Los Angeles on March 23. Here are all the dates:
3/18 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
3/18 Austin, TX @ Vice (Lose Control 2 party)
3/18 Austin, TX @ Purevolume House (Feed the Beat)
3/19 Austin, TX @ The Music Gym
3/20 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
3/21 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
3/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
While we’re on the topic…if you haven’t seen Wallpaper.’s latest VIDEO BLOG, check out the clip below and see what happens when Ricky and Arjun get stuck at Philadelphia International Airport with nothing but some cheese crackers, carry-on blankets and Grey Goose….
btw, the new Wallpaper. mixtape is up for download featuring 13 songs, all for the economic price of FREE. You can grab that here.
And for all the athletes out there, Wallpaper.’s “It’s My Birthday” is featured on the LA Marathon training mix. Download it here.
Great Northern Acoustic show at Bootleg Theatre on 3/13
While they won’t be at South by Southwest, there is a lot going on in the world of Great Northern too. The band will play their first acoustic show on March 13 at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. The info:
March 13th @ 8pm (Great Northern on at 10:30pm)
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
This is a special show, as Great Northern hasn’t done an acoustic performance like this ever before. You won’t want to miss out on this show. Tickets here.
In other Great Northern news, their album Remind Me Where The Light Is will be released in Japan on March 24 on Moorworks Records.
This special Japanese version will feature two bonus tracks: the Radio Mix of “Story” and the song ‘For Weeks’.
Wallpaper. + Great Northern now on Tap Tap Revenge 3!!
To the lovely iPhone users of the world, don’t forget that Wallpaper. and Great Northern are both featured on the new Tap Tap Revenge 3. You can get the game here.
Oh and btw kids, we’ve still got some 10 year anniversary t-shirts left. Shirts come with a download code to unreleased tracks by Eenie Meenie Artists. Get it all here.